Tag: Facilities and Grounds

I witnessed a rat run across the cafeteria floor a few nights ago. As a student who eats at the cafeteria often what is being done about this issue ?

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  If seen again, please inform the nearest adult for immediate action. However, we are regularly inspected by a pest control contractor.

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whats up with all the geese at Shatekon, its really disgusting and a health hazard. There is geese droppings everywhere. You addressed this 13 months ago on the grapevine, but whatever you are doing, isn’t enough. http://www.shenet.org/could-the-district-please-address-the-geese-which-continue-to-deficate-on-the-lawn-in-front-of-the-aquatic-center-and-the-parking-lot-behind-this-facility-it-is-a-public-nuisance-and-poses-a-health-h/

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Thank you for your observation. We are applying all of the preventive tactics allowed by law in order to deter the geese on school grounds.

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This is in response to the person who wrote: “Why is the Shen pool at Gowana not open to the public during the summer. Taxpayer money is going into it’s upkeep while it sits unused for almost three months during the summer.” The pool does NOT sit unused for almost 3 months, a swim team pays to use it during the school year and the summer, and girls varsity starts in August

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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Why is the Shen pool at Gowana not open to the public during the summer. Taxpayer money is going into it’s upkeep while it sits unused for almost three months during the summer. As taxpayer money pays for it, it should be open to those taxpayers, as other Shen athletics facilities are, such as the track and tennis courts.

Written by on June 12, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Other facilities do not need certified lifeguards.

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Will the new HSE library be complete before the start of next year? The design plans look great, great job to whoever created them.

Written by on June 2, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Unfortunately no. We are still waiting for approval from the State Education Department.

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Are the electronic signs at the campus entrances solar powered?

Written by on June 2, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No.

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Many people say that the school does not actually recycle any of their recyclable goods even if the recycling goods are in the recycling bins. Is this just the high school or is it throughout the district? I believe that recycling is a very important especially when the school uses so much paper.

Written by on June 2, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  We do have hallway and dock side containers for co-mingling recycling and remove several tons per week.  However more than not we find the containers inside the hallway cannot be recycled from being contaminated with articles that are not recyclable. The users need to pay attention to what they are disposing and place there waste […]

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Which parts of HSE have air conditioning

Written by on June 2, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The majority of the building has some type of cooling.  Areas such as hallways and entries, restrooms and some storage spaces do not.

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Can new water fountains be put in (to replace old ones) at hse? The old ones don’t work as well and aren’t as cold.

Written by on May 22, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  They are being reviewed and replaced on a cycle. Some new fountains have already been installed. We just added two additional “bottle filling stations” last month.  One in the new wing and one upstairs near the science rooms.

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Just an idea to consider for the future: the speed bumps throughout the school tend to be a little rough while driving, even when driving at a slow speed. I was wondering if there was any way to change them to make them a little more smooth and gradual, kind of like the speed bumps in the Shoppers World Plaza by Market 32 in Clifton Park. It would improve traveling over them.

Written by on May 1, 2017 in Grapevine

A. We have found that more gradual the speed bumps DO NOT slow people down on a long straight of way.

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